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Andrew C's Mac mini setup
My setup:
- Mac mini 1.83GHz / 2GB ram / 250GB HDD
- Panasonic 42" full HD plasma tv (TH-42PZ800A) with Phillips blue tv back light
- Harmon Kardon SoundSticks II
- LaCie 1TB Neil Poulton external hard drive
- Nintendo Wii with 4 remotes & wii fit board
- MacBook 13" white 2.16GHz / 2GB ran / 120GB HDD with green Speck case
- iPhone 3G 16GB black

Description:
- This is my digital media center. I have over 100 high definition movies stored in my iTunes (library sourced from external HDD) that I watch them from front row. I also have over 5GB of musics & MTVs.
- I don't have apple remote control, keyboard or mouse as I'm using my iphone to control the mac mini. There is an app called Rowmote Pro that allows me to do typing, browsing & remote the computer.
- I am also using my iphone to control the lights & heater of my house. The floor lamp, speakers & tv back light that you see in the photo are swtiched on using my iphone.
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npmpost [Jul 29, 2009 at 04:40 PM]
Very impressed with the Phillips blue tv back light; but how have you got it without a Philips tv?
cweih [Jul 30, 2009 at 01:24 AM]
Nope I installed it myself. I don't think there is any tv that comes with back light selling on the market right now.
mm123 [Jul 30, 2009 at 04:50 PM]
Hey Andrew. Great setup, best so far I think. Can you please share with us which app you use to control your lamps/speakers in the photo, and possibly what type of hardware as well? I have started using RowMote two weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised to see that you implemented the very idea that I had myself for the Home Theater setup. You should consider the M-Audio AV40 active speakers (*Amazon*cough), they're awesome. They will sound better than what you have right now, no contest.
cweih [Jul 30, 2009 at 06:22 PM]
Hey mm123, thanks for your recommendation. The reason why I got SoundStick II was because I have small apartment, so I was looking for something small and good sound. I was amazed that SoundSticks II has small woofer but produces great low frequencies bass. However, there is always limitation with small speakers like these. I will definitely consider M-Audio AV40 when I move to a larger place. (not too pricey too!) The smart home system I got was x10. Just type "x10" and you will find it in both google and iTunes. I paid only $200 to control 7 items in my house; living room light, kitchen light, SoundSticks II, floor lamp, tv back light, living room heater & bedroom heater. A...


      

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